What are some "must have" books?

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A lot of the suggestions don't seem to follow on from the Nikayas. If you want to work fairly systematically I suggest Edward Conze's running commentary of his own translations of the Diamond and Heart Sutra. Its short and very interesting.
http://www.amazon.com/Buddhist-Wisdom-D ... 107&sr=1-1

You might also appreciate Vasubandhu's distillation of the Abhidharma, his Abhidharmakosa with bhasya. Its a mammoth work, comes in four expensive volumes. You really feel you've developed an arsenal of understanding after reading it.
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Postby DarwidHalim » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:46 am

Actually there are so many must have books :rolling:

This is my list:
The words of my perfect teacher.
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment.
Boddhisattva Way of Life.
Natural Liberation.
The Flight of Garuda.
Heart Sutra
The Sun of Wisdom.

There are still many other books. But, those books can be your starting point.
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Namdrol perhaps you could briefly list a couple of the important differences? People like myself that do not know a great deal about the Kosha might find that beneficial.


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